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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the eighth-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata, the third-largest metropolis, and seventh largest city by population in India. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, the coastal Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal. The state's main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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West Bengal coal scam case: SC allows ED to question Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal coal scam case: SC allows ED to question Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata | Oneindia News

The Supreme Court has allowed the Enforcement Directorate to interrogate Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee in an alleged coal theft case in West Bengal; Congress MP Karti Chidambaram's home and..

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Cyclone Asani to bring moderate rainfall over Kolkata |Oneindia News [Video]

Cyclone Asani to bring moderate rainfall over Kolkata |Oneindia News

A weakened Cyclone Asani is now moving towards West Bengal and is expected to bring moderate rainfall over the state capital of Kolkata by Thursday. #CycloneAsani #WestBengal #Kolkata

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Rajnath Singh asks for faster work near India-China border | 63rd Raising Day event | Oneindia News [Video]

Rajnath Singh asks for faster work near India-China border | 63rd Raising Day event | Oneindia News

Rajnath Singh has asked the BRO to enhance its capability with the latest technology for faster development of infrastructure in India-China border areas; Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur..

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Cyclone Asani: Heavy rain in Odisha, West Bengal & Andhra Pradesh from Tuesday | Oneindia News [Video]

Cyclone Asani: Heavy rain in Odisha, West Bengal & Andhra Pradesh from Tuesday | Oneindia News

Today, IMD announced that cyclone Asani could bring light to moderate rain with heavy rain in isolated areas in Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh from Tuesday. #CycloneAsani #IMD #HeavyRains

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West Bengal: BJP youth wing worker found hanged ahead of Amit Shah’s visit to Kolkata |Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal: BJP youth wing worker found hanged ahead of Amit Shah’s visit to Kolkata |Oneindia News

Today, hours before Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to Kolkata, a BJP worker was found dead in perplexing circumstances this morning. #Kolkata #AmitShah #ArjunChowrasia

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West Bengal: Amit Shah says ‘will implement CAA as soon as Covid ends’ in Siliguri | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal: Amit Shah says ‘will implement CAA as soon as Covid ends’ in Siliguri | Oneindia News

Today, in West Bengal’s Siliguri, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Citizenship Amendment Act will be implemented as soon as Covid pandemic subsides. #CAA #AmitShah #Siliguri

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West Bengal: Kolkata finally witnesses rain after long dry spell | Kalbaishakhi | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal: Kolkata finally witnesses rain after long dry spell | Kalbaishakhi | Oneindia News

Finally, Kolkata witnessed the first mango shower or Kalbaishakhi of this year on Saturday evening. Moderate rainfall with squally winds up to 64 km/hr was seen across the city and its adjoining areas..

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Jahangirpuri violence: Key accused Farid arrested from West Bengal's Tamluk | Oneindia News [Video]

Jahangirpuri violence: Key accused Farid arrested from West Bengal's Tamluk | Oneindia News

Key accused in Jahangirpuri violence arrested from West Bengal; Severe heatwave, Gurgaon crosses 45°c first time in April; Congress leader Kamal Nath resigns as Leader of Opposition in MP; Prashant..

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Mamata Banerjee hits out at PM Modi on fuel prices | Oneindia News [Video]

Mamata Banerjee hits out at PM Modi on fuel prices | Oneindia News

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hit out at PM Modi on reducing fuel prices and said that the center should first clear all pending dues towards her state. #MamataBanerjee #PMModi #FuelPrices

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TMC wins West Bengal By-polls, RJD wins in Bihar, Congress bags Kohlapur North |Oneindia News [Video]

TMC wins West Bengal By-polls, RJD wins in Bihar, Congress bags Kohlapur North |Oneindia News

Mamata Banerjee’s TMC clinched the by-polls in West Bengal as it won Asansol & Ballygunge seats. TMC fielded Shatrughan Sinha and Babul Supriyo from these seats. #BabulSupriyo #ShatrughanSinha..

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West Bengal bypoll: BJP Asansol nominee Agnimitra Paul alleges attack by TMC workers | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal bypoll: BJP Asansol nominee Agnimitra Paul alleges attack by TMC workers | Oneindia News

Today, the Bharatiya Janata Party alleged that its candidate for the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency bypoll, Agnimitra Paul, was attacked by TMC workers. #AgnimitraPaul #ShatrughanSinha..

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Communal clashes during Ram Navami rallies in MP, WB, Jharkhand; 1 dead in Gujarat | Oneindia News [Video]

Communal clashes during Ram Navami rallies in MP, WB, Jharkhand; 1 dead in Gujarat | Oneindia News

Communal clashes broke out in four states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal during Ram Navami processions yesterday. #RamNavami #CommunalClashes #RamNavamiProcessions

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Amit Shah on Bengal political violence [Video]

Amit Shah on Bengal political violence

Amit Shah, on Thursday, lashed an attack on Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress for the incidents of political violence in Bengal. Shah's attack came in the Lok Sabha while he was replying to the..

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Mamata Banerjee writes to non-BJP CMs as CBI probes Birbhum killings | Oneindia News [Video]

Mamata Banerjee writes to non-BJP CMs as CBI probes Birbhum killings | Oneindia News

The CBI is probing the Birbhum killings and the BJP, which is the main opposition in West Bengal, has targeted the Mamata government for deteriorating law and order in the state. At such a time, Mamata..

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West Bengal: TMC & BJP MLAs fight in Assembly over Birbhum arson case | Watch | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal: TMC & BJP MLAs fight in Assembly over Birbhum arson case | Watch | Oneindia News

Today, in the West Bengal Assembly legislators of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Opposition BJP clashed after the BJP demanded that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speak in the House over the..

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Birbhum arson: CBI names 21 accused in Rampurhat killing case in West Bengal | Oneindia News [Video]

Birbhum arson: CBI names 21 accused in Rampurhat killing case in West Bengal | Oneindia News

A CBI team reached Bagtui village of Rampurhat in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Saturday morning after the Calcutta High Court ordered a probe. The CBI has named 21 accused under several Criminal..

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West Bengal: 2 TMC leaders attacked in separate incidents day after Birbhum arson | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal: 2 TMC leaders attacked in separate incidents day after Birbhum arson | Oneindia News

In two separate incidents, two TMC leaders have been reportedly attacked in West Bengal. This comes just days after a TMC panchayat leader was killed in the Birbhum district, which led to an arson..

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Birbhum Incident: Calcutta HC orders installation of CCTV cameras | Oneindia News [Video]

Birbhum Incident: Calcutta HC orders installation of CCTV cameras | Oneindia News

The Calcutta High Court today took action in the horrifying incident that took place in Bengal's Birbhum in which eight people were burnt alive. #HijabRow #MuslimTrader #Karnataka

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Covid-19 curbs end on March 31, says Centre | Masks, social distancing to stay | Oneindia News [Video]

Covid-19 curbs end on March 31, says Centre | Masks, social distancing to stay | Oneindia News

The Home Ministry has decided to end all Covid-19 containment measures from March 31; The Kolkata High Court registered a suo motu case in the incident of violence at Rampurhat in West Bengal's Birbhum..

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West Bengal: 6 women, 2 children burnt to death in Birbhum; SIT to investigate | Oneindia News [Video]

West Bengal: 6 women, 2 children burnt to death in Birbhum; SIT to investigate | Oneindia News

The Centre has sought a report on the alleged political violence in Bengal's Birbhum in which eight people died. Yesterday, in West Bengal, close to dawn, a mob allegedly threw bombs in Bogtui village..

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